Listen to Lost Stories’ take on the Gully Boy rap by Ranveer Singh
We speak to Rishab Joshi about how the song came about
Mumbai-based DJ duo Lost Stories, comprising Prayag Mehta and Rishab Joshi, release their take on the song from the movie Gully Boy - Asli Hip Hop sung by Ranveer Singh. “I woke up and saw a text by Prayag asking me to hear the new Gully Boy track and see if I can make an edit of it,” reveals Rishab, adding, “I was already in the middle of working on other projects so I put it down as the last thing on my to-do list for that day. Just to get the vibe of the original, I went to YouTube and heard it and ended up working on it first thing in the morning.” The duo is known for their mixes of songs such as Alan Walker's Faded and Afrojack's The Spark and have played at festivals such as Tomorrowland, Supersonic and Marenostrum Music Festival.
The movie by Zoya Akhtar, which is based on the lives of underground rappers, Divine and Naezy, stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhat and is set to release mid-February. Since the teaser came out, the song, sung by Ranveer himself, has gone viral. “I thought the original was on point with the swing which ended up being a huge part of our edit. Respect to the filmmakers for sourcing the right talent required for such a track,” Rishab concludes.
Listen to the track here: